Item #63555 Lake Bonneville - Department of the Interior Monographs of the United States Geological Survey Volume 1. Grove Karl Gilbert, J. W. Powell, Director.

Lake Bonneville - Department of the Interior Monographs of the United States Geological Survey Volume 1.

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1890. Original Department of the Interior Monograph. Leather bound. 438pp. Quarto [29.5 cm] 3/4 brown leather with brown cloth over boards, with moderate wear to the extremities, including a couple of chips to the leather at the foot of the spine. The text block is cracked here and there. Plate XXVIII is detached, but present. With the large fold-out map at the rear. There is a 9" split along one of the folds. Complete. Flake 3564a. References to Mormons throughout. This item may require extra shipping charges due to weight. Good. Item #63555

Gilbert worked primarily in Utah for Wheeler and Powell, where he studied the geomorphology, stratigraphy, and structural geology of the Great Basin region. He observed two types of mountain building--fault-block uplift and laccolith doming. He is also credited with naming ancient Lake Bonneville, whose raised shorelines he used to demonstrate crustal isostasy. In 1879, he joined the new USGS and carried on with Lake Bonneville field work under King.

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